Some images I made for my Get A Life presentation in animation. Often at the end of big projects I think both, "How legitimate is this?" and "Well. I had fun." Even though the drawings didn't take too long comparatively, I'm extremely attached to them.
The art school trope of spending tons of time on something that gets a terrible crit, then putting something together the day before that is The-Best-Thing-You've-Ever-Done is actually fairly common. It's not very healthy, but a lot of interesting things happen when you're sleep deprived and panicked. Sadly, this doesn't work very well with animation.
*Yes I am the shortest person in my immediate family.